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Tropical Island Explorer (20/21 season) 12 days/11 nights

Here for a good time and a long time… Absolutely the best for those lucky enough to have a bit more time. Explore the Mamanuca Islands before cruising up through the mountainous southern Yasawa Islands to the divine Blue Lagoon region.

From $1,592.00 AUD

per person

1 COCONUT

Dorm and bures. If you need a hairdryer, these are not for you. Resorts are typically basic but on a beautiful beach. Usually there is no hot water but the local water supply is tepid. Meals are included in the price. Bring your own towel, soap and other necessities. All these resorts are run by Fijians who love hosting and sharing their lives with you the guest.

MEALS are included in the accommodation price and the packages in all 1 Coconut properties and some 2 Coconut properties. Meals are simple and filling, served at specific times of the day e.g. breakfast 8am – 9am, providing an opportunity to meet fellow travellers.

2 COCONUT

Dorm and bures. These are generally more modern properties with a higher standard of accommodation and amenities than the 1 Coconut grade but still with a strong Fijian flavour. There’s aircon or fans during generator operating hours. Meals are generally more varied with more courses and options available.

MEALS are NOT included in the accommodation price and costs must be paid directly to the properties. Meals are served at specific times of the day e.g. breakfast 8am – 9am, providing an opportunity to meet fellow travellers.

NOTE: Even within the same category properties can vary so for more detailed information on each property see ‘FIJI ISLAND ESCAPES’.

ONE THING ALL RESORTS HAVE IN COMMON IS THEY ARE SET IN STUNNING LOCATIONS.

You’ll mix and mingle with the locals for whom the nearby villages and the Yasawas is home. Most resorts are owned and operated by local Fijians. They are not owned by Awesome Adventures and standards vary from property to property. However we do monitor them and have Awesome Adventures staff moving around all the time to ensure everything is as it should be. Accommodation share twin and double rooms (price based on two people sharing) are generally called bures, the name for a traditional home with a thatched roof. They are not all thatched these days but the idea remains the same.

Day 1
Just 30 minutes after departure we’ll have you on the beach, sand between your toes, cold drink in hand. Depending on your flight arrival time you can take the 8:30am, 9:00am, 12:15pm or 3:15pm departure to your island. 1 Coconut: Stay at- Dorm – South Sea Island Dorm (32 bed, unisex, fan cool). Bure – South Sea Island Beachfront Bure ( private ensuite, fan cool, Double or Single only) OR Beachcomber Island Resort Private Lodge Room (private ensuite, fan cool). 2 Coconut: Stay at- Dorm – South Sea Island Dorm (32 bed, unisex, fan cool). Bure – South Sea Island Beachfront Bure ( private ensuite, fan cool, Double or Single only) OR Beachcomber Island Resort Private Lodge Room (private ensuite, fan cool).
Meals: None

Day 2
If you have purchased the Full Monty’ package, today you will enjoy your “Seaspray Day Adventure”. You will be picked up from South Sea Island or Beachcomber and travel to Mana Island onboard our fast catamaran where you will transfer directly to the Seaspray yacht. SEASPRAY DAY ADVENTURE There’s nothing like a day at sea for a big appetite so we include morning and afternoon tea plus a barbecue lunch. All your drinks are included as well with wine, beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee available throughout the day while onboard Seaspray. After your “Seaspray Day Adventure” you will be transferred back to Mana to connect with our fast catamaran to transfer back to Port Denarau. Please note your luggage does not travel with you – this will be collected from your resort and transferred directly to Port Denarau so please keep any valuables with you. If you have not purchased the Full Monty Package then enjoy a day of leisure or one of the many activities your chosen island has to offer. 1 Coconut: Stay at- Dorm – South Sea Island Dorm (32 bed, unisex, fan cool). Bure – South Sea Island Beachfront Bure ( private ensuite, fan cool, Double or Single only) OR Beachcomber Island Resort Private Lodge Room (private ensuite, fan cool). 2 Coconut: Stay at- Dorm – South Sea Island Dorm (32 bed, unisex, fan cool). Bure – South Sea Island Beachfront Bure ( private ensuite, fan cool, Double or Single only) OR Beachcomber Island Resort Private Lodge Room (private ensuite, fan cool).
Meals: None

Day 3
Early this morning, head for the Southern Yasawas with a short vessel transfer on the ‘Yasawa Flyer’. The surrounding islands are dominated by stunning monolithic mountains. 1 Coconut: Stay at – Dorm – Wayalailai Ecohaven Resort Dorm (16 bed, unisex, shared facilities, fan cool). OR Naqalia Lodge Dorm (12 bed, unisex, fan cool). Bure – Wayalailai Ecohaven Resort Private Lodge (private ensuite, fan cool) OR Naqalia Lodge Ocean View Bure (private ensuite, fan cool) . 2 Coconut: Stay at – Dorm – Octopus Resort Dorm (16 bed, unisex, shared facilities fan cool) OR Barefoot Kuata Resort Sunrise Beach Dorm (6 bed, unisex, fan cool). Bure – Octopus Resort Garden Bungalow (private ensuite, fan cool) OR Barefoot Kuata Resort Beachfront Bure (private ensuite, fan cool).
Meals: None

Day 4
If you have purchased the Full Monty’ package, today is the day for your activity – snorkelling with the reef sharks! (valid from Wayalailai, Naqalia, Barefoot Kuata) or a Guided Mountain Peak Hike and a Fijian Cooking Lesson from Octopus Resort). If not, enjoy a day of leisure or one of the many activities your chosen island has to offer. 1 Coconut: Stay at – Dorm – Wayalailai Ecohaven Resort Dorm (16 bed, unisex, shared facilities, fan cool). OR Naqalia Lodge Dorm (12 bed, unisex, fan cool). Bure – Wayalailai Ecohaven Resort Private Lodge (private ensuite, fan cool) OR Naqalia Lodge Ocean View Bure (private ensuite, fan cool) . 2 Coconut: Stay at – Dorm – Octopus Resort Dorm (16 bed, unisex, shared facilities fan cool) OR Barefoot Kuata Resort Sunrise Beach Dorm (6 bed, unisex, fan cool). Bure – Octopus Resort Garden Bungalow (private ensuite, fan cool) OR Barefoot Kuata Resort Beachfront Bure (private ensuite, fan cool).
Meals: None

Day 5
A mid-morning transfer will take you to the central area of the Yasawas with beautiful beaches, friendly Fijians and totally relaxed surroundings. 1 Coconut: Stay at – Dorm – White Sandy Beach Resort Sunkiss Dorm (32 bed, unisex, shared facilities) OR Korovou Eco-Tour Resort Dorm (28 bed, unisex, shared facilities). Bure – White Sandy Beach Resort Beachfront Bure (private ensuite, fan cool) OR Korovou Eco-Tour Resort Beachfront Bure (private ensuite, fan cool). 2 Coconut: Stay at – Dorm – Mantaray Island Resort Paradise Dorm (32 bed, unisex, shared facilities, air-conditioned). Bure – Mantaray Island Resort Jungle Bure (private ensuite, fan cool) OR Barefoot Manta Resort Beachfront Bure (private ensuite, fan cool).
Meals: None

Day 6
If you have purchased the Full Monty’ package, today’s activity will be as follows depending on the time of the year – From May to October – Swim with Manta Rays or from November to April – Snorkelling at nearby Reef Sites. If not, enjoy a day of leisure or one of the many activities your chosen island has to offer. 1 Coconut: Stay at – Dorm – White Sandy Beach Resort Sunkiss Dorm (32 bed, unisex, shared facilities) OR Korovou Eco-Tour Resort Dorm (28 bed, unisex, shared facilities). Bure – White Sandy Beach Resort Beachfront Bure (private ensuite, fan cool) OR Korovou Eco-Tour Resort Beachfront Bure (private ensuite, fan cool). 2 Coconut: Stay at – Dorm – Mantaray Island Resort Paradise Dorm (32 bed, unisex, shared facilities, air conditioned). Bure – Mantaray Island Resort Jungle Bure (private ensuite, fan cool) OR Barefoot Manta Resort Beachfront Bure (private ensuite, fan cool).
Meals: None

Day 7
Late morning, we travel north to the stunning Blue Lagoon region. Enjoy island walks, magnificent beaches and coral. Hit the beach at sunset and watch for flying fish. 1 Coconut: Stay at – Dorm – Nabua Lodge Standard Dorm (30 bed, unisex, shared facilities, fan cool) Bure – Nabua Lodge Standard Bure (private ensuite, fan cool) OR Long Beach Resort Deluxe Garden View Bure (private ensuite, fan cool) 2 Coconut: Stay at – Dorm – Oarsman’s Bay Lodge Dorm (9 bed, unisex, shared facilities, fan cool) OR Blue Lagoon Beach Resort Dorm (8 bed, shared facilities, fan cool). Bure – Oarsman’s Bay Lodge Oceanview Room (private ensuite, airconditioned) OR Blue Lagoon Beach Resort Bula Lodge Room (shared facilities, fan cool).
Meals: None

Day 8
Your Full Monty activity (if purchased) is a fantastic trip to the Sawa-I-Lau Caves where a short underwater swim takes you into the surreal underground cavern – or just laze around all day! 1 Coconut: Stay at – Dorm – Nabua Lodge Standard Dorm (30 bed, unisex, shared facilities, fan cool) Bure – Nabua Lodge Standard Bure (private ensuite, fan cool) OR Long Beach Resort Deluxe Garden View Bure (private ensuite, fan cool) 2 Coconut: Stay at – Dorm – Oarsman’s Bay Lodge Dorm (9 bed, unisex, shared facilities, fan cool) OR Blue Lagoon Beach Resort Dorm (8 bed, shared facilities, fan cool). Bure – Oarsman’s Bay Lodge Oceanview Room (private ensuite, airconditioned) OR Blue Lagoon Beach Resort Bula Lodge Room (shared facilities, fan cool).
Meals: None

Day 9
Early afternoon we transfer on the “Yasawa Flyer” to your next island. Just a short trip across the Blue Lagoon, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. 1 Coconut: Stay at – Dorm – Gold Coast Resort Dorm (8 bed, shared facilities, fan cool) OR Long Beach Resort Dorm (8 bed, unisex, shared facilities). Bure – Gold Coast Resort Bure (private ensuite, fan cool). 2 Coconut: Stay at – Dorm – Boathouse Nanuya Resort Dorm (12 bed, unisex, shared facilities, airconditioned). Bure – Boathouse Nanuya Resort Double/Twin Room (private ensuite, airconditioned.
Meals: None

Day 10
If you have purchased the Full Monty’ package, today your activity is as follows: • Gold Coast Resort – Fijian Village Visit • Long Beach Resort – Snorkelling Trip to the Blue Lagoon Region • Boathouse Nanuya – Fijian Village Visit OR Handline Fishing Trip OR Sunset Cruise If not, enjoy a day of leisure or one of the many activities your chosen island has to offer. 1 Coconut: Stay at – Dorm – Gold Coast Resort Dorm (8 bed, shared facilities, fan cool) OR Long Beach Resort Dorm (8 bed, unisex, shared facilities). Bure – Gold Coast Resort Bure (private ensuite, fan cool). 2 Coconut: Stay at – Dorm – Boathouse Nanuya Resort Dorm (12 bed, unisex, shared facilities, airconditioned). Bure – Boathouse Nanuya Resort Double/Twin Room (private ensuite, airconditioned.
Meals: None

Day 11
The morning is free then take an early afternoon transfer to Beachcomber the original party island where every day is Friday, the bar is open late, the band is playing and everyone is on the dance floor. Enjoy the great atmosphere, the hearty meals, white sandy beach, crystal clear waters and loads of activities. 1 Coconut: Stay at – Dorm – Beachcomber Island Resort Grand Dorm (42 bed, unisex, shared facilities, fan cool). Bure – Beachcomber Island Resort Private Lodge Room (private ensuite, fan cool). 2 Coconut: Stay at – Dorm – Beachcomber Island Resort Vesi Mixed Dorm (12 bed, shared facilities, fan cool) OR Falekau Girls’ Dorm (14 bed, shared facilities, fan cool). Bure – Beachcomber Island Resort Oceanfront Bure (private ensuite, fan cool).
Meals: None

Day 12
Hey, we know you won’t want to leave. How about a last dive or snorkel, or maybe just a big sleep in! Choose your own departure time 9:45am, 1:00pm or 5:15pm.
Meals: None

For all packages, passes and transfers. The Awesome Adventures vessel ‘Yasawa Flyer’ a high speed, modern catamaran, departs Denarau Marina at 8:30am daily for all Yasawa destinations. It returns daily at 5:45pm. South Sea Island and Beachcomber are also serviced on this run. Additional departures to South Sea Island and Beachcomber are also available at 9:00am, 12:15pm and 3:15pm on board South Sea Cruises’ vessels. See the map on the inside front cover of the brochure for island and resort locations.

1 Coconut:

Meals are included – Day 1 Lunch, Dinner; Days 2-11 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner; Day 12 Breakfast. – One (1) Coconut Itineraries include the cost of an extra lunch on Day 9 at either Nabua or Long Beach.

2 Coconut:

MEALS: Full Meal Package is available to purchase for NZD $897 per person, AUD $823.

Extra lunch costs for Two (2) Coconut packages on Day 9 are to be paid directly to the Hotel / Resort by the client.

Full Monty: 

NZD $437 per person, AUD $401

Contact

Phone: +61 416 912 477
MON-FRI 09:00 - 19:00, SAT-SUN 10:00 - 14:00